|Save page Remove page||Previous||1 of 16||Next|
Loading content ...
<uM>^Lr AD'-' WS\\ BFI6HT0U BlNDftP^ ^ 5^0 <Stee Second Section Ser\ inn the People of North Canton and Lake Township Vol. 72 - No. 2 North Canton, Ohio, Wednesday, October 20. 1993 Twenty-Five Cents Three generations of Howards support the North Canton library levy. Mike Howard and daughter Courtney (I) examine library shelves. Jean Howard and granddaughter Shannon (r) often visit the library. Libraries are for all the people By DOTTIE McGREW Technology is changing the way libraries save and retrieve information but the primary focus will always be people, North Canton Public Library Director Eileen Flowers told city council. Mrs. Flowers and members of the library board of trustees spoke to council about the one-half mill continuous operating levy to support the North Canton Public Library that will be on the November 2 ballot. Funds from the levy would be used to increase library parking space; expand service to patrons through technology; initiate Sunday afternoon hours; add to the talking book collection; and begin a collection of how-to and travel videos. "We are not just bits and bytes," Mrs. Flowers said as she introduced three generations of the Howard family of North Canton. When Jean and Bill Howard and their four children moved to their Hillcrest St. home in 1957 one ofthe first things they did was sign up for library cards. "We are a family of readers. We always have books for pleasure and education," said Mrs. Howard who is a 24-year veteran real estate saleswoman. Bill Howard has retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Michael Howard remembers trips to the library with his mother. He says he read just about everything in the library, an endeavor that honed a lifelong interest in the Civil. War. Howard, who has earned degrees in law and accounting, is a referee in Stark County Family Court. He says that in a good many cases discipline problems are tied to failure in school. "We must make sure our kids know how to read and the library is a big part of that," Howard told Council. Mike and his wife, Debra, a nurse, have two children — Courtney, 12, and Shannon, 9. Both are card-carrying supporters of the North Canton library. Courtney, a seventh grader at North Canton Middle School, told Council that the library not only helps with school assignments but is a great place for pleasure reading. "I love to go there and read because it is so nice," Courtney said. Orchard Hill fourth-grader Shannon said that the library had "great selections not only for grownups but for kids like me." "Wouldn't it be nice if the library could be even better," she queried council. Mrs. Flowers explained to councilmen that about 86 percent of the library's revenue comes from the state income tax. In 1986, lawmakers agreed to allocate 6.3 percent ofthe state income tax to fund libraries across the state. From the 1930s until 1986 Ohio libraries were funded by county intangible property taxes. When the intangible property tax was repealed in 1986 lawmakers came up with the current funding formula. In 1991, in an effort to balance the state budget, funds allocated to libraries were frozen. Library funds remained frozen until this year when the biennial state budget reduced the percentage of the income tax allocated to libraries from 6.3 percent to 5.7 percent. The reduction left no money for capital projects or new technologies, said Mrs. Flowers. The North Canton Library has not asked the voters for help for 50 years. Voters approved a bond issue in 1943 to build the current main section ofthe library. Construction was deferred until after World War II. The Citizens for the Library Levy committee is chaired by William A. Pincoe and James L. Powell. Lake Homecoming Queen and her Court Jean Tarbett, center, a senior at Lake High School, was crowned homecoming queen Friday evening during halftime ceremonies at the Lake-Timken High School football game. Tarbett, the daughter of Keith and Janet Tarbett of Uniontown, is a senior at Lake. Members ofthe homecoming court were, pictured from left, Junior Attendant Jodi Brackman, the daughter of Joe and Joyce Brackman of Uniontown; Samantha Lovrak, a senior and daughter of John and Carol Lovrak of Hartville; Amber Kush, also a senior and the daughter of Mark and Marti Kush of Hartville; Tarbett; senior Jennifer Mowery of Hartville, the daughter of Debbie Hancock and Gary Hancock; Amy Kessing, a senior and the daughter of Stephen and Barbara Kessing of Uniontown; Sophomore Attendant Kelly Gardner, the daughter of Bob Gardner of Hartville; and Freshman Attendant Shannon Noll, the daughter of Jack and V.icki Noll of Hartville. City Council meets Lake Trustees tackle Sandels property issue By: Betty O'Neill Roderick Lake Township Trustees declared a victory in their continuing efforts to get Fred Sandel to clean up debris on his property at 10851 Market Ave. but once again addressed the issue of abandoned vehicles parked on the property. Trustee Norm Martin said although Sandel finally accomplished tearing down the barn, the cars are still a nuisance and trustees voted to issue another Nuisance Abatement to Sandels. Trustees agreed to purchase steel doors for the mausoleum at the township cemetery at a cost not to exceed $2590; and agreed to purchase two Epson Lazer Printers from CBM Computer Center at a cost not to exceed $1450. Uniontown Police Chief Steve Wolf told trustees his department is experiencing severe problems with the Sheriffs Radio; and he said the safety of officers was hampered in answering calls. Applications are still being accepted for the Township Board of Zoning Appeals. Interested residents should apply at Township Hall. Trustees also signed a commendation for Lake High School student Philip Auble. Chief Wolf told the board the student received a Good Citizen's Award for assisting a woman who was being beaten, confronting her attacker, calling 911 for police and getting the woman into his car for safety until police arrived. Trustees agreed and commended Auble for getting involved when many people tend to ignore the plight of people around them! Lake Board of Education holds a regular meeting By: Dottie McGrew North Canton City Council will vote next Monday on authorizing Hammontree & Associates of North Canton to begin engineering drawings on a project to improve chronic flooding problems in the Greenway Rd. area in the southeast section of the city. The cost of engineering is estimated at $64,000. City officials anticipate breaking ground in April on a $500,000 project to lay 3,600 feet of storm sewer on Hillbrook Ave., Meadow Lane Dr. and Green- way Rd. along with curbs and gutters and new paving. Council and city officials discussed ways to help residents keep their lawns green during hot and dry summer months without taking the "green" out of their wallets. Residents are presently charged for the water used. Sewer rates are based on the amount of water consumed. However, when water consumed is used on yards it does not go through the sewer system. Some councilmen believe sewer rates should not reflect water used to maintain landscapes. City Finance Director Margaret Loretto warned that upsetting the balance of revenue from the sale of water might result in the need to increase water rates citywide. Mrs. Loretto said the city has assumed increased costs of water treatment, among other costs. North Canton has not raised water rates in ten years. YMCA CELEBRATION. On Tuesday, October 12,95 people gathered in the multi-purpose room of the North Canton YMCA to dedicate the elevator made possible by the generous gift from the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation. In addition to the dedication, the occasion was used to celebrate the seventh year of the Y's Physically Challenged Exercise program. Over 60 participants from that class attended. After a delicious meal served by The Olive Garden, Tim Schiltz, YMCA - Canton Area President, and Bob Phipps, General Executive of the YMCA - Canton Area, expressed their thanks for the support and community interest shown through this gift. Ellen Beidler, Director of the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation, gave her appreciation for inviting the Foundation to be such a vital part of our community. Steve Buck, a physically challenged class participant, commented on what the Y has meant to him and how he saw not the physical challenges in the room but saw, instead, his friends. Pictured above at the elevator are (I to r): Dave Kinkema, Ellen Beidler and Steve Buck. By BETTY O'NEILL RODERICK Members of the Lake Local Board of Education heard a report and update on the district's grants at their regular meeting Monday. Dr. Karen Williams told the board the district received grants this year in a total amount of $303,909 and outlined the type of each grant, fundingsourceand goals. Several parents in the audience questioned the effectiveness ofthe Effective Schools Grants received by Hartville Elementary, Uniontown Elementary and Lake Middle Schools. tc The board also granted an athletic release for Kerrie Lynn Pelkowski to attend St. Thomas Aquinas High School; granted an unpaid medical leave to James Menefee; and approved one year contracts for Lori Audette and Rainie Sonntag as Cafeteria helpers. The board approved trips for several classes, including a trip to Washington, D.C, for Grade Seven; Philadelphia/ Gettysburg for Grade Eight; and New York City for Grade Nine. Cost of each trip will be paid by the students. 59 Leaf Pickup Program Mayor William R. Hines announces that the City of North Canton will offer the annual "Leaf Pickup Program" to all occupants of all residential properties in North Canton. North Canton, through R. C. North Canton Jaycees ask for DS A recommendations Miller Refuse Co., will be recycling leaves again this year starting October 18, and all residents are asked to place their leaves at curbside, by 6 a.m. on the regularly scheduled refuse collection day for their neighborhood. This service will continue through the first week of December. Journeymen exams planned Zoning Board of Appeals The North Canton Zoning and Building Standards Board of Appeals will hold a meeting on Tuesday, October 26, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at North Canton City Hall. The following items will be on the agenda: Minutes ofthe September 28 meeting; Application No. 39833 filed October 13, Request for variance from side yard setbacks at 806 S. Main St. by Costas J. Biris; Application No. 39854 filed October 15, Request for variance from sign size limitations at Pt. O. L. 212/ Whipple Ave. NW for DIY Home Warehouse by Larry Brinkman, All Bright Signs. On January 19, 1994, the North Canton Jaycees will be holding their Annual Distinguished Service Award Banquet. Each year, they look for an individual between the ages of 21 to 40 who has been involved in volunteer work in the North Canton community. Volunteer work can include anything from coaching an athletic team to working with the mentally handicapped and/ or senior citizens or being involved with church or ganizations, charity groups, fund raisers, etc. If you know of someone who might fall into one of these categories, obtain an application from the North Canton Chamber of Commerce and submit it to the North Canton Jaycees, PO Box 2242, North Canton 44720. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call Jeff Marshall, 1994 D.S. A. Chairman, at 497-4873 or 920-8100, ext. 325. The examination for Plumbing Contractors and Journeymen will be conducted on Monday, November 22, in the Engineering Department of North Canton City Hall, at 6:30 p.m. Applications must be submitted no later than November 12. The examination for Electrical Contractors and Journeymen will be conducted on Monday, November 22, in the Engineering Department of North Canton City Hall, at 6:30 p.m. Applications must be submitted no later than November 12. All applicants are required to bring a copy of the 1993 National Electric Code. The examination for H.V.A.C. Contractors will be conducted on Monday, November 22, in the Engineering Department of North Canton City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Applications must be submitted no later than November 12. All applicants are required to bring a copy of the 7th Edition of the A.CCA. Manual J, Load Calculations.
|Title||The Sun. (North Canton, Stark County, Ohio), 1993-10-20|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Description||Beginning June 28, 1995, published as The sun journal.|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton Public Library|
|Rights||This item may have copyright restrictions. Online access is provided for research purposes only. For rights and reproduction requests or more information, go to http://www.ohiohistory.org/images/information|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Description||Beginning June 28, 1995, published as The sun journal.|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton public Library|